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Tii tlii! unprovoked mid false article in the .k!?c.r Kxtra ill' Tuesday evening, wo make the following unKwcr: In nur paper iued tlie day previous to the reception f tlie news of the attack on Fort Sumter, we informed the reader of the Jot bhal tliot should the rebel attack that Fort before our next publication dny, we should notify them if the Dirt in an Extra. On Friday night, at iilsmt eleven o'clock, word woa sent tm by Mr. Hbown. the Telegraphic Operator here, that he htid received despatches giving an account that the attack on Fort Sumter had commenced, and that they were at our disposal. Of course we very gladly availed ourself of the offer, and at -I o'clock tin 8aturday morning had our Ext inn printed, and circulated through town, and to several parts of the county, before our amiable traducer got down to his office. For these de spatches theO pern tor refused to make any charge, but thin did not prevent us from paying him a urn sufficient to regale the boys with a lunch who had remained up all night to get the de spatches. On Saturday we informed the Operator that we should like to have the despatches until the termination of the 8nmtcr matter, and that we would pay for them any reasonable sum the Telegraph company might charge. He said that he would endeavor to get them for us; but when we called on him again in the evening to get them, he informed us that the Associated Press had objected to his furnishing the Printers here with the despatches, and said that neither Mr. Bean nor we could have them at any price. Although we felt greatly disappointed in not getting the reports, we had no fault to find with Mr. Brown. He could not do otherwise. He simply performed his duty; and if we have not beslabbered him with as many fulsome compli ments as has the Messenger, it is because we thought the constant, dosing given him by that sheet had already given him a disagreeable sen sation in the gastric region. Supposing that we could accomplish nothing further that, night towards getting the reports, and were up the night previous, we went home, and to bed. Ou going down to our office the next day, we learned that Mr. Bean had be come a member of the Associated Press, and had received all the reports of the night previ ous, aquantity sufficient to make an Extra as large as the one we publish this morning, and had actually issuad an extra, of which the fol is a Charleston. April 13. Fort Sumter has surrendered. The Confed erate Flag floats over the walls. None of the Confederate troops are hurt. Here was energy and perseverance displayed in a remarkable degree. But this was uotalL We noticed that his dierjatehes were Dosted ud in front of the building in which is our Print ing Office, with this endorsement written on them: "We aim to give the latest news !" Of course we were considered out of the ring done for used up ! If we printed any more extras it would be after every oue in town had read the news and magnaimoualy furnished by Mr. Bean at that Learning, during the day, that it was the in tention of the above enterprising individual not to publish any more extras, and that he merely joined the Associated Press to keep us from get ting out any, on Suuday evening, we through our Foreman, made a proposition to the Telegraph Company to become a member of the Associa ted Presson an equal footing with our neighbor. At 1 o'clock on Monday morning we repaired to the Telegraph office to see if our proposal had been accepted, but found it closed. Seeing a light in an upper room we went in, found Mr. Beau, E. F. Dickenson, Esq., and others there. We authorized Mr. Dickinson to say to Mr. Bean, that we understood he had 8unday Night's Report and did not intend to print it, and if he would let us take it we would print it in an Extra by daylight, and give him the credit of having received it. Mr. D. did so, and Bean then came to where we were, and handed us the despatches, saying at the same time that we could read them, but could not have them to publish; that he did not intend to print any ex tras himself, because he could not afford to, and that we could not afford to do so cit her. We re fused to read the dispatches, having already learned their contents. We then went to our office and printed a full abstract of the Reports, and circulated them early in the morning to 1,400 people. In the morning we were accept ed into the Associated Press, and have publish ed the Reports every morning since except Sundays. Thus, the attempt of Mr. Bean to ra onopolize the Telegraphic Reports, and to che at the people out of the news, was foiled. If he could have prevented it, no extras would have been printed in this town. For the truth of the above we refer to E. F. Dickinson, Esq. Mr. Bean, finding that we were determined to print the news, and that those who had paid him some $30 or 10, with the understanding that he would print extras, were stirring him up with a sharp stick, finally caved in on the 4th day, and commenced printing his little sheet. Getting tired of his attempt to run us, he had an arrangement made with us that we should print the night reports, and he the day report. To this we consented because it would accom modate the public with the news somewhat sooner than they would otherwise get it Having accommodated Mr. Bean in this ar rangement, he thought he would try us still fur- I Thursday, 6 E X RA. A. M ., May 2d, 1861. tlier. So he called at our office in Company with Mr. Everett, the object being to make an an arrangement by which every man who got an extra should pay for it; Mr. Bean's plan be ing to charge 10 cents a week for them. Before hearing all our objections to the plan, he left the office in a great huff, and went home and ven tilated himself in a column of abuse against us. And yet he talks about honor. Faugh ! Our objections to the arrangement were sim ply these. Large numbers of people in town and the surrounding country had contributed liberal amounts towards the enterprise for one month. And we thought 10 cents a week for the extras was too much; half that sum would remunerate us. But the most serious charge Dean makes ngninst us is that we have money belonging to him, and refuse to give it up. The matter he refers to is this: Our friends nt Clyde raised a contribution for us, and sent it in by the hands of J. B. Bush. After lie had hnnded it to us he remarked that it was to lie divided with the Messenger. Knowing something about the circumstances under which the money was rais ed, we had some doubts nbout whether it was to be divided, so we wrote to Clyde for further in structions, and our correspondent, Mr. Colwell, who started the subscription, says that the mon ey was ALL intended for us. So says Dr. C. G. Eaton. Afterwards Esq. Kenn was in our office and said Ihe money was for us, and that we should keep it. But we instituted fur ther inquiries last week, and in the meantime we have deposited the money in the bank where it will remain until the mnttr is terminated. But we are not to have the "confidence pime" played on us. Tothcungentleniaiily and false charges against us in his scurrilous article, we have no rcsini for reply this morning. Bean evidently intended, and succeeded admirably, in compassing more lies in a smaller space than any man who has ever preceded him. But what lietter could lie expected of a man who endeavonx) to sell his country for gold. We have printed from 1,000 to l.ti(K) of our extras daily, and they have gone into all sect ions I of the county in advance of any other paper, and if Mr. Bean feels jealous of our success in being the first to give the news wc cannot help it. With this number we have issued 17 Ex tras, and printed in all about 20,000 copies. If we had sold these at a penny each, they would have brought us $200. As it is we have not received the one-third of that amount. But we do not expect to make money by the operation. If we come out even we shall be satisfied. Now, Mr. Bean, we tender you a little advice free of charge. Pay more attention to the Oth Commandment. Stop your snarling and whim pering, and do not imagine that you are of the least iinportaiitauce to the public. View your self as a great humbug, as the people do, and go ahead and print your Extras. We trust w shall not have to refer to you again; if we do it will be through our extra, for m e can never demean ourself so much as to again notice you in our regular paper. Meeting in Ballville. At a meeting of tbo citizens of Bnllville, oo ttie 22d, T. S. Johnson, chairman, ami Benjamin Neft; secretary the following res olutions were passed : Wherens, Tho lilrllisnf.mr country are in lUngur by trlttors, to one part of nur Union; be it llwivf.if K unlved, Thst the cltisrnsnfBsllvllle township pirdjff their honor, lives snd property if neeepury to ninititaiii the liberties bequeathed to us by our Revolutionary aires. Resolved. That we will uontriiinte of our money fr the support of the families oT these wuu have volunteered their services to oar country. A commilleo was appointed to procure subscriptions for volunteers' families. Da vid Halter was appointed treasurer. The sum subscribed at tho meeting was $81 50. Beau says that he printed 60,000 copies of his extras in one week. That is 10.000 a day ! When it is known that the capacity of his press is but about 5,000 a day, and that he dues not put his extra to press until about half past three o'clock in the afternoon, and gets through by 6 o'clock, this will be considered a wonderful feat. Yesterday's Report. Montgomery, Ala, April 21). Congress met at noon. President Davis' message announced tho ratification of the permanent Constitut ion of the Confederate States and that it only remains for an election to be held for the designation of officers to administer the government. It says the declaration of war made against this Con federation by Abraham Lincoln rendered it nec essary to convene Congress to devise means to replenish the treasury and for the defence of the country. The rresulont then reviews the relations heretofore existing between the States and the events which have resulted in the present war fare. Referring to the result of the commission to Washington, he says the crooked paths of di plomacy can scarcely lurnisli an example so wanting in courtesy, candor and discreetness as was the course of the U. 8. government towards the commissioners. The President incidentally refers to the prudent caution observed by the fleet off Charleston during the bombardment of Fort Sumter, and pays a high compliment to the Carolinians for their forbearance before, and heroism, daring and magnanimity after the bom bardment. He recommends the appointment. of diplomatic agents. He says the Confederacy, through Mr. (Stephens, has concluded a conven tion with Virginia, which has united her powers and fortunes with us. He has satisfactory as surauce that, other Southern States will soon stake their fortunes with ours. He says the most of the executive departments are in success ful operation. The Postmaster-General will soon be ready to assume the din-c.tion of postal affairs. In conclusion he congratulate the Confeder acy on the patriotic devotion exhibited by the people of the ConlWlenicy. The railway companies prnpoie liberal rates tor me transportation ot mails anil will receive in compensation the bonds of the Confederacy. He says a people thus united and resolved cannot fail of final success. Our cause is a just and holy mid we protest solemnly, in the face of mankind, that we desire peace at any sacrifice, save that of honor mid independence. We seek no conquest no agranilixeinent no concession from the free States; all We ask is, to lie let alone thnt none shall attempt our subjugation by arms. This we must and will resist to the dir est extremity. The moment this intention is abandoned, the sword will drop from our grasp and we shall lie ready to enter into treaties of amity and commerce 'mutually beneficial. So long ns this pretention is maintained, with a firm reliance on Divine siwer. which covers with its protection the just cause, we will continue to struggle tor our inherent, rieht to freedom, inde pendence and sell government. New York, May 1. Tho following comes to us from secession sources at Alexandria, Vb., via New Orleans, and must be taken fur hat it is worth : j Alexandria, Va., April 29. Four vessels, 12 steamers and 2 transports with northern t.ioops pi.ss' (I up this a. m. Guv. (licks, of Mil., has issued a proclamation recommending the State to remain in neutral position Citizens arc still compelled tu leave Wash ington, for their sympathy with tho South. A large quantity of shells have been landed at Fort Washington. Two men, one from S. C. and one from Washington were confined in tin- prison in the C apital for being secessionist. The New York 7ih regiment declare thev will not invade, consequently they are look- ea upon wun suspicioii by the administra tion. The 1 1st K. Y. regiment quartered at In auguration Hall, revolted on account of the bad quarters and had to bo removed to tho navy yard. A man named Boyd was ar rested on tho Island nt Washington by two jmen on account of expressing Southern sen jtiments, and shot at midnight, j Tho steamship Atlantic arrived to dny. j She reports that she reached Fort Taylor?' i Key Weston tbo 1 3th receiving addition al troops ammunition Ac. sailed for Pick jens, arrived off Santa Rosa on the 16 land- led ro-inforcements al nckens on the night ot tbo ldili without accident. The Pow- .nanan nrnven on tne mill, mo W van L7 idotte. St. Louis, Sabine, Supply and Brisik llyn were there. The steamer Illinois ar rived on the 19th and landed her reinforce ments m the 20th. By an arrival from Wilmington, N.C., we are informed that the secessioni-l have the 'etltil-o ennfrnl tbnrA Tu, ualbaL I .... been compelled to discharge their carrros of rice on account of the scarcity of provisions. Troops are arriving daily. Tho Herald's Washington special dis patch says Gov. Hearooy denies any inten tion of resignation. Regular trains fur the north commence to-day. It is reported that Gov. Letcher is about to issue a proclamation forbidding the pass, ago of Southern troops through Virginia. A man was arrested in Gov. Spragu s quarters as a spy. A letter from Fort Mon roe says there is r.o danger of an attack there. 2,000 men are in tho fort. Thev are much annoyed by fugitive slaves seeking refuge there, but in all cases are re turned. No batteries will be allowed to be erect ed within range. Annapolis, Md.. May 1st. Kortifieatiuns commanding Annapolis Railroad and the country for two miles around acre thrown up yesterday. Annapolis was made a mili tary depot yesterday. Gen. Butler will re main here. All movements are as secret as possible. Orders were given yesterday to arrest all newspaper reporters. Some thing is going on. Providence, R-I. May 1. Tho Secretary of war has tonderod to Gov. Sprague the office of Brigadier General. The Gov. tel egraphs that tho second Rhodo Island regi ment is not needed at present. Boston, May I. W. Gray has given $10,000 for soldier's families. Baltimore, May 1. At noon tho Star Spangled Banner was raised with great de monstrations of enthusiasm from tho Post Office and Custom House by order of the newly appointed officials. It was greeted with tremendous cheers for tbo Union the old Flag. Tbo crowd then joined in ting ing tho Star Spanglod Banner. Hartford Conn., May 1. The Connecti cut Legislature convened to-day. Gov. Buckinham's message recommends an effi cient State militia. 8ays 11 volunteer com panies have already been accepted. The regiments will not leave the State until they are fully equipped with camp and bag gage train and prepared lj take caro of themselves. The Legislature will make liberal appropriations for war purposes. Tho State is out of debt and owns $400, 000 in bank stock. Washinglon, May 1. The Secretary of tlio ireasury had advertised for proposalas until the 30th Inst., unless the whole amount offered is taken at par, for nearly $14,000,' 000 of stock of tho U. S., under the act of June 1860, authorizing a loan and providing! ior me re.ne.mpi ion oi mo treasury notes. Baltitnoe, April 30. Throe spontaneous Union meetings were held to-night in dif ferent sections of tho city. Union badges are quite prominent on tho streets. Boston, April 30. Mr. Adams Minister to England leaves on tho Niagara to-morrow. The banks of Vermont have tendor ed $300,000 to tho Siato for war purposes. Cleveland, April 30. Ohie Stato Jour nal says 80,000 tri ops have been offered by Ohio since tho President's Proclamation. 31,000 supposed would bo accepted. LAST NIGHT'S REPORT. Annapolis, May 1. Thomas A. Scott of Pennsylvania has taken charge of the mili tary route; order is beginning to tako the place of confusion. Transports leave at least twice a day tor ferryville. New York, May . Capt. Carson of schooner B. B. Pitta, from Charleston states that he was at tho wharf near Fort Moultrie, during Sumter's bombardment, and that on Sunday night 60 dead bodies were carried across his track to land, and Monday night 40 were carried out at ono time, and 60 at another. Capt. Carson and mate taw and counted the bodies; and states that tho sol diers were all sworn to deny any loss of life. The Poet's special says, arrangements are being made tor tbe resumption of northern mail service. Gen. Scott will soon change his bead quarters to Philadelphia. 30,000 troops are to bo concentrated at Washing Ion. Gen. Bonham is reported as in com mand of the rebel troops in Virginia. Lord Lyons denies the report that he had sonctiea an armistice. A, loiter from a member of the 7th regiment says, sis so. .cessiouists wero caught on tho 27th, and . ... l.. . U . ' . I i.vo were snot on wie morning oi vne zoiu; another was to bo Bhot tho next morning, Several had been arrested for tearing up the railroad iracK. A private letter from An napolis sava, the brig Caledonia has two men now hanging from her yard arm ; one for smuggling powder and provisions into Ubnrlcslon. Ihe other for piloting tho 7th regiment onro Chesapeake Bar, with the in tention that the Baltimore secessionists should capture Annapolis before the 7th regiment reache there. There are no for tifications on either side of the Potomac or Chesapeake in the hands of the secessionists. 1 lie secession nag was floating at Alexan dria, when the Cienvillo left. 1'ho following is addressed to Simon Draper: Washington, way l. xnoro is not a word of truth in the report of an armistice. 1 hat sort of business ended 4lh of Mrrch. F. W. SEWARD. j Schooner W. H. Smith, from Wilming ton, N. C, brought crew of steamer North Carolina, seized there. The crow of tho Uncle Ben were still in prison. Millidgeville, Ga., May 1. Gov. Brown has issuod a proclamation prohibiting the payment of all debts to northern creditors. till the cud of hostilities, and directing the payment of money into the 8tate Troasuty to be refunded with interest at tho end of the war to depositors. Syracuse, May 1. Contribution to mili tary Relef fond amounts to $13,000. Com mon Council has made additional appropri ation of $10,000. Omaha, Nebraska, May 1. Gov. Black has issued a proclamation recommending a thorough volunteer organization throughout tho territory. Ho has already supplied companies with arms and equipments and seems determined to place Nebraska in tho best possible condition of defense. It is supposed that at least one regiment of Ne braska will be mustered into the service of ikoTT $3 Kip knm J.C.i,.. V I 1 a unit for the Constitution and tho Utiion It is rumored that Gor. Black will imme diately on the arrival of his suoessor retarn to Pennsylvania, baring been called thereto assume an important military command. Wheling, Va., Mar 1. Meeting of mer chants of this city hold to-day, to determine what action should be taken in regard to renewal of the State license which expired yesterday. Committee appointed to daaft resolutions. Meeting adjourned until to morrow. Feeling was strongly in opposi tion to renewal. Some expressed determin ation to close their stores rather than pay tribute to tbe Southern Confederacy. Washington, May 1. Special to World says, arrangements have bean made for tbe resnmption of travel by rail via Baltimore and York, Pa. All southern journals receiv ed to-day state that largo numbers of troops are gathoring thore, and the free negroes are being impressed into the service. Nearly every portion of Washington and District is connected by telegraph. Letters received to-day from Paris state that the French Government is fully posted on American affairs, and no sympathy is felt for the Confederate States. Contrary to often reported rumors, it is reliable that martial law will not be pro claimed here unless thero shall be a reason for it which certainly does not now exist. Among tbe unfounded reports to-day was one that tbo War Department had received a despatch stating that the Confederate States troops were concentrating in Virgin ia for an immediate raid on Washington. military men nave no tears oo that subject. Orders have boon issued to commanders of regiments and independent companies to make reports lo head quarters of the do partment nt Washington, stating among other things, the strength of their respective commands; character of their arms, supply of amunition ; degree of proficiency in tho drills and the charrcterof the samo: if thev understand the drill as skirmishers; if they have practiced at tho target, and the range and proficiency thereof; if they have the manuel of tho bayonet exercise. They will also state their ability to take the field ; as to camp and garrison ; eqtiippago and organ ization of their commissary, quarter master and medical departments. Commanders will ho held accountable for the want of good discipline. Tho articles of war will be read to tbe respective commands on the Sabbath, at tho inspection before going to church; and they will be governed by the regulations for the army of the U. S. A leave of absence for three months has been granted Col. King, tbe minister to Rome, to enable him to command tbe Wis consin volunteejs. Also to Carl Schun, mioister to Spain, who proposes to a com pany of cavalry. Baltimore May 1. Judge Bond of the Crimioal Court charged the Grand Jury this morning. Ho called attention particularly to the attack of tho mob on the military on the 10th April, that the guilty oces might bo brought to punishment. Judge Bond said: Itisyour duty. Gentlemen, under the solemn oath vou have taken imnsr- tially to enquire into these occurrences, and pre sent such persons as bore part in the riot. The very existence of society depends upon your fnithful discharge of this duty. You will iu quire whether there was preconcert and prepar ation, and by whom. You are bound to present, those who aided in obstructing the Railroad and prevented the safe march of the troops, and as sisted in impeding their passage. At the same time it is your duty to inquire whether auy of our own citizens were, without justification or provocation, fired upon and killed. Besides the loss of life the violence done to property; the breaking into stores; the assuming of unlawful authority; the irregular and illegal arming of troops, and the attempt by organiza- linna I, I, b In V. 11 Inn. ... .....m. . V. n 1 .'. . 1 ...'. ...1.1, ...... w Ml. iU IUIUIIIJJ wo jsviui Government, also deserve your attention, The Judge concludes, that the potent voice of law should be heard above the din of strife, else all security and stability is gone, and there wilj Js nothing left, of our social frame worthy of an effort to preserve. After tho crowd had left the Custom House to-day, a man named George Lemon, in tbe uniform of tbe Maryland Guards de liberately cut down tbe American Flag which full into the arms of a bystander. He was immediately arrested by a deputy sheriff, and with some difficulty saved from the wrath at the few Union men who were present, and conveyed to police station, to await examination. Tho Guard it is said, will expel the offender. A New Story About Garibaldi. We have received a copy of L'Adriatioo of March 21st, a daily journal published at Raven na, Italy. It contains an amusing rumor to the effect that Garibaldi is coining on a professional tour to tne L nilea states, we translate the paragraph: " Among tne reports circulating in the news papers is one which refers to Garibaldi. Since a war between the United States and the States of the South has become inevitable, the govern- mem oi uic union aeeits a commander lo lean its forces against the rebels, and is looking to Garibaldi. There have been agents sent to Caprera to induce the hermit of Caprera to take in hand the cause of freemen against the protec tors of slavery, and Garibaldi, say the newspa pers, seeing the war with Austria postponed, is on the point of yielding, and is consulting his menus anout it. Uarl Hchurx bas gone to Washington, it is said, to take command of the German Regiment from Minnesota.